As we take the streets and are ready to act on climate change and global warning, we can already feel their immediate impact in Europe and beyond– so how can be better react when they affect public safety?

We have asked this question ourselves and will discuss these (and many more!) topics at the EENA Conference on 10-12 April, with a focus on:

Just how natural are disasters?
Not at all, according to Rohini Swaminathan, a former consultant for UNITAR (the United Nations Institute for Training And Research), who now works as GIS Analyst at the United Nations World Food Programme. Facing the fact that natural disasters disproportionately affect people in developing communities, she will share how satellite imagery can help visualise data and put early warning systems in place.

How can we expect climate change to impact disasters and large emergencies?

Who better to tell us than Alice Hill, is a Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution who served both as Special Assistant to President Obama and as Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council.

Is it possible to innovate in case of disasters?

We better do! Do not miss a special session out-of-the-box ideas to support emergency services, brought to you by Greg Sadetsky who helped the Coast Guard rescue victims of Huricane Harvey, Gael Musquet from Hackers Against Natural Disasters, and Barbarita Lara who invented technologies for use when networks are down.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in beautiful Dubrovnik!